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Old 06-12-2021, 11:48 PM
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If the owner of the rifle in question gets a copy of the shop notes he will know the answer and can then advertise who it was made for. The ASSRA archives has the shop notes and for a very nominal fee makes copies of the record. So the owner of the rifle has a record of who the barrel was originally made for. Almost all of the records are legible but a few are unreadable.

Search of the Eric Johnson shop notes for the listing of who originally ordered your Eric John%son .22RF barrel and when it was delivered. $10 (but not guaranteed to be found.) Available from archives at assra dot com.
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Laurie
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:25 AM
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If the owner of the rifle in question gets a copy of the shop notes he will know the answer and can then advertise who it was made for. The ASSRA archives has the shop notes and for a very nominal fee makes copies of the record. So the owner of the rifle has a record of who the barrel was originally made for. Almost all of the records are legible but a few are unreadable.

Search of the Eric Johnson shop notes for the listing of who originally ordered your Eric John%son .22RF barrel and when it was delivered. $10 (but not guaranteed to be found.) Available from archives at assra dot com.
Cheers,
Laurie
Yes, I know you have researched a couple for a friend of mine in Pa.
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Old 06-13-2021, 11:26 AM
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Guess I will have to send a donation and see if my barrel number has a persons name it went to. How would I know if this is one of the super rifles made by Al? Larry
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Laurie, just put 20.00 in an envelope to find out about the gun. Gonna keep the Uncle Al book and the 2 catalogs with the gun plus what ever you send. Does it list the person the gun was made for or that the barrel was sent to Al Freeland?? Will be on vacation next week not thinking about a response so time will pass fast. Interesting, Larry
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Old 06-18-2021, 11:41 PM
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The note is a bit cryptic which is why i found it so interesting. Send me a PM with a phone number Iand I can send the picture to you.
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I talked to Laurie on the phone the other night and he thinks I have number 11 of the 21 (?) super rifles made by Freeland. Gonna take some more pictures and post them, a friend of Laurie can help out with identifying the gun. While searching Al Freeland and seeing pictures of the super rifles I thought it would great to own one, a dream come true. Larry
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:37 PM
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If you really want to know what Uncle Al put out for Martini rifles, here is the best link. https://www.rockislandauction.com/ri...le-al-freeland

It takes you to a blog about what he made and the rifles that were sold from his estate. Rock Island is both famous and notorious for what it sells.

The blog will have a link for each of the featured items and it will tell what the realized price was.
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Old 07-22-2021, 05:43 PM
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Got the copy of Eric Johnson’s shop log book and it says “Barrel for Me” (Al Freeland) #11. The lever on the Al Freeland Martini has a number 11 on it. So I am assuming I have number 11 of the 21 Super Target 22 Rifles. Only on page 115 of Uncle Al.

Ordered a set of 1/4” blocks from Steve Earle and mounted the 15 power Lyman Super Target Spot Scope on the Martini. Looks great, can’t wait to shoot it and relive the era when this set up was popular. Larry
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Old 07-22-2021, 07:03 PM
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Got the copy of Eric Johnson’s shop log book and it says “Barrel for Me” (Al Freeland) #11. The lever on the Al Freeland Martini has a number 11 on it. So I am assuming I have number 11 of the 21 Super Target 22 Rifles. Only on page 115 of Uncle Al.

Ordered a set of 1/4” blocks from Steve Earle and mounted the 15 power Lyman Super Target Spot Scope on the Martini. Looks great, can’t wait to shoot it and relive the era when this set up was popular. Larry
Nice looking piece. Enjoy it!
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Old 08-02-2021, 07:13 PM
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Took the gun out to shoot today and at 50 yards it shot 5” high. Adjusted it from about 10” high and ran out of adjustment at 5” high. OK, I need a shim or something to make the scope block higher in front or back?? What can be used for shim or does Steve Earle make some sort of shim for block height?? A fellow shooter suggests a piece of aluminum pop can under the block. Need help, Larry
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Old 08-02-2021, 08:33 PM
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Pop can under the front block. Or a shorter rear block if you have one.
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Old 08-03-2021, 09:57 AM
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Did you measure the blocks before installing; always good info up front for ref.
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Old 08-03-2021, 12:03 PM
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Will try the pop can under the front block. Won’t be able to try again at 50 yards till I go to that club again in about a month. Will have to shoot at 50 ft next Tuesday morning, it’s the only distance I have close to me. Both blocks are new from Steve Earle and are 1/4” tall. Thanks, Larry
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Old 08-03-2021, 05:23 PM
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Larry.

The foil from a wine bottle is easier to work with than pop cans.

Its softer, easily layered, easier to cut, etc.
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My two cents worth

Were it me/my gun I'd do it right. More important right now would be the group size the rifle shot the way you got it.

Sounds as though it was set up for 100yds or more. If you're going to shoot 50yds do the following. Measure the barrel diameter at both bases. Measure the height of the bases and figure the difference for an idea of what the rifle was set up for.

Get ahold of Steve Earl and tell him what you have dimensionally and what your intentions are. If he doesn't have the bases you need he'll make them for you.

This rifle deserves more than shims and with the variance you have if you try to go that route you're looking for trouble.

Like I said, my 2 cents worth.

Beautiful rifle.

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